Photo above by Louise Roys
Flag Day June 14th in Cedar Lake! No one documents events in Cedar Lake like Louise Roys! She is the lady taking the picture of the marchers, below, in blue and took the photo above that includes, among others, Chris Retson (with Mourdock sign), my wife and a few of the youngest marchers. There is a very good chance you will see Louise selling jewelry at Cedar Lake Summerfest this year. Louise Roys is the owner/operator of Glimpses Photography and Aquarius Custom Jewelry.
As I understand it, only two municipalities in the State of Indiana had an official Flag Day Parade and Celebration on June the 14th in the "Year of Our Lord 2012", as Mitch Daniels proclaimed. One was Fort Wayne and the other? Cedar Lake! Over 100 people gathered to march up Lakeshore Drive and then gather around the Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center where we all recited the Pledge of Allegiance at 6 PM CST along with Americans all over the nation at the same time, giving honor to the flag that stands for an ideal and great ideas from which sprung the Republic we call the United States of America.
From Cedar Lake website and apparently also from the Times
Cedar Lake Town Council President Bob Carnahan was master of ceremonies for the event, calling upon various politicians to read messages from office-holders of both parties. There is a full description of the events at the end of this post and also found at this website.
All was going according to plan. Cedar Lake native Brenda Roberts sang like the opera singer she is, young Katie Jostes led us all in saying the Pledge of Allegiance in unison. Then various politicians stepped up to read statements. When Gerry Scheub (Lake County Councilman D-2) stepped up to read his portion of the various declarations, he read aloud that the flags would be flown until "Depencence Day"
Dependence Day? One might see this as a Freudian slip? We all heard him say it, no doubt a slip of the tongue and yet that is what the Democrats seem to represent. Trying to form a society where most of the people look to the government to meet their needs? Think I will vote for Jerry Tippy, myself!
Thanks to Richard Hackley for the image, below:
Would you tell your story, Chris?
You can look up “Chris Retson Republican” on google to find a video of my motion on the floor of the convention, as well as news articles on it."
If you do the Google search, you will find articles and YouTubes to augment the report of the happenings at the Convention.
Chris Retson could have a very promising future and I do thank him for the convention report. As I like to say, "We lick our wounds and join forces because the differences between conservatives are much less important that the difference between us and the liberals."
Below is what The Post-Tribune published concerning the event, authored by Carrie Napoleon:
Updated: June 19, 2012 1:26PM